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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting a webinar on Thursday, May 23 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET to provide an overview of the Improvement Activities performance category of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2019. CMS subject matter experts will provide a brief overview of MIPS and discuss the following Improvement Activities Performance Category topics:
Appropriate documentation is a crucial part of patient care, affecting items/services, claim payment, and medical review. CMS has developed a Provider Minute Video entitled “The Importance of Proper Documentation.” This video focuses on the top five documentation errors, how to submit documentation for a Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) review, and how Medicare Administrative Contractors can provide assistance.
An updated Telehealth Services Medicare Learning Network booklet was published in 2019. This booklet contains information regarding Telehealth Services requirements, distant site practitioners, and billing and payment for the originating site facility.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, April 24 at 2:00 PM ET to provide an overview of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System Alternative Payment Models, or MIPS APMs, a type of APM in the Quality Payment Program. CMS subject matter experts will provide information about:
The Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services (CMS) is launching a volunteer provider pilot program on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which will test the process for reviewing compliance with HIPAA Administrative Simplification rules. Medicare providers who conduct electronic health care transactions may volunteer for the program on their own behalf.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently finalized a policy to include additional telehealth benefits in the Medicare Advantage Program. This policy would increase access to telehealth benefits for Medicare Advantage patients beginning in the 2020 plan year. Previously, Medicare beneficiaries were only allowed access to telehealth services if they resided in certain rural areas.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host an Open Door Forum for providers on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM ET. The agenda will include announcements and updates on Open Payments and Chiropratic services.  Please see below for conference call information. Open Door Participation Instructions:
This is the first year that Quality Payment Program performance information will be publicly reported, so the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is offering a supplemental Physician Compare preview period. Eligible clinicians and groups are encouraged to check their performance information before the preview period closes on April 27. Learn more.